Noravank IBA

This Important Bird Area (IBA), set among breathtaking scenery, is an important biodiversity hotspot with open woodlands, steep vertical hillsides, caverns and abundant rocky outcrops.

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Eurasian Eagle-owl

Eurasian Eagle-owl

Bubo bubo

Length: 60-75 cm, Wing Span: 160-188 cm

General description: The largest species of owls. Brown with orange eyes, large ear tufts and black marks on breast. 

Abundance and habitat: Uncommon resident species. Found on rocky slopes, forests and mountain steppe. Nests in caves and rock cavities.

Food: birds, small to medium-sized mammals.

Status: Listed in the RA Red Data Book, categorized as “vulnerable”. Protected by the RA law on fauna.

Links

Wiki:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_eagle-owl

BirdLife:  http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=2215

Birdpedia:  http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000002368

Red Data Book of Armenia:   http://www.mnp.am/red_book_fauna/arm/a298.html


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    Working period/season Year around

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    How to reach From the M2 highway, turn south toward Noravank Monastery and drive 4 km. Look for the IBA sign on the right.

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